Sport Coaching and Sport Development (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Staffordshire University

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    11 (Sports Science)
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    / 100
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    / 5.00
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

This course is delivered by a highly motivated and well-qualified team of academics and practitioners who will support you in developing a critical understanding of key areas in sport coaching and sports development. You will learn about the fitness aspects of coaching and personal training along with social and contemporary aspects of sport from a UK and global perspective. Additionally, there is an exploration of the issues surrounding physical education is schools today which is especially useful for prospective teachers or coaches working in a school setting.Led by our team of experienced educators you’ll develop your practical and theoretical competencies in both field and academic settings. This will help you to critically understand and operate within the sport industry setting.A key aspect of the course is a one-day per week placement, where you’ll develop your skills through real life experience. Your placement will be highly valued by employers.We have a wide range of placement partnerships in place, typically in the sports development, sports coaching, PE teaching and leisure club sectors. You’ll have the flexibility to make your own placement host arrangements, depending on your needs.Throughout the course you will be developing a self-selected piece or work where you will either pursue an area of research of interest to yourself or develop a product that you have identified as needed within the sport industry. For most students this is the highlight of their educational achievements.You’ll need to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) screening -formerly CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check - before going on placement.

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Students are required to have one of the following: 80 tariff points from 2 A Levels plus 3 GCSE grades A, B and C BTEC Continuing Education Certificate in Leisure Management BTEC/NVQ level 3 in a sport related area Access to HE certificate Significant and appropriate work experience Appropriate professional qualification

Tuition Fees

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£6,350 per year

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About this University

Staffordshire University aims to build links between students, academic partners, business and society. The City Campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent, with excellent facilities, good transport links and stimulating social spaces. The university has Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education in Stafford and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital; and a planned Catalyst Building will become a flagship for apprentices and digital skills.


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